Censorship Issues – Censor Board, Banning films, etc

Shyam Benegal to head panel to revamp Censor Board

  1. Call it a sign of no-confidence in Pahlaj Nihalani, Chairman, Central Board of Film Certification, or an attempt to suggest corrective measures.
  2. Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry constituted a committee, headed by Shyam Benegal.
  3. To suggest measures to help Board members understand the nuances of film certification.
  4. UPA government had set up a panel headed by Mukul Mudgal, to recommend good certification processes and measures to revamp the CBFC.
  5. Mr. Benegal committee will recommend the broad guidelines and procedures under the Cinematograph Act for the benefit of the chairperson and members of the screening committee.

The committee would also look into the CBFC’s staffing pattern so as to recommend a framework for efficient, transparent and user-friendly services.

  1. Call it a sign of no-confidence in Pahlaj Nihalani, Chairman, Central Board of Film Certification, or an attempt to suggest corrective measures.
  2. Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry constituted a committee, headed by Shyam Benegal.
  3. To suggest measures to help Board members understand the nuances of film certification.
  4. UPA government had set up a panel headed by Mukul Mudgal, to recommend good certification processes and measures to revamp the CBFC.
  5. Mr. Benegal committee will recommend the broad guidelines and procedures under the Cinematograph Act for the benefit of the chairperson and members of the screening committee.
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